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Bristol Festival of Nature

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10am-6pm Saturday 11 June and 10am-5pm Sunday 12 June

Bristol Harbourside, Free

Nature-lovers of all ages are invited to explore and enjoy the natural world in this unique celebration of the natural world. Spanning two days, this huge event features more than 100 organisations with an exciting programme of hands-on activities, fascinating talks, live entertainment, a market bursting with local produce and much more.

Look out for…

  • Exclusive live screenings of David Attenborough films in the At-Bristol Planetarium. Watch the 360° Virtual Reality short of Attenborough & the Giant Dinosaur (2.15pm Sunday 12th June) or see clips from the upcoming, amazing second series of Planet Earth (4.30pm Saturday 11th June)
  • Follow the journey of the river from source to sea, as you wind through woodlands, urban jungles and wetlands without leaving the city centre.
  • Explore real pop-up woodlands, wildlife gardens, butterfly houses and giant sandpits!
  • Meet the giants of the natural world and take part in their inspiring activities, including the BBC, National Trust, RSPB and many more. See the full exhibitor list here.
  • Discover the Woodland Stage for a jam-packed programme of toe-tapping music and performance throughout the weekend.
  • Join the festivities as we set sail along the River Avon towards the city of Bath in a spectacle of colour and sound created by Brave Bold Drama Lloyd’s Amphitheatre, 4pm, Sunday 12th June



Planetarium talks are not pre-bookable and will be seated on a first-come first-served basis. Please queue by the Planetarium. For Woodland stage timings, click here.

There will be a rolling programme of films and interviews at the Big Screen in Millennium Square throughout the weekend, with BBC Radio Bristol presenter Laura Rawlings speaking to exhibitors and BBC presenters.

Saturday, June 11

BBC Natural History Unit marquee (Millennium Square)

10 — 1pm Ferne Corrigan (CBeebies)

12.30pm — 3pm Lindsey Chapman (Springwatch, Blue Peter)

3pm — 6pm Jess French (CBeebies)

At-Bristol Planetarium (Millennium Square)

4.30pm – 5.20pm: Elizabeth White on the making of Planet Earth 2


Sunday, June 12

BBC Natural History Unit marquee (Millennium Square)

10 — 1pm Mike Dilger (The One Show)

1pm — 3pm Naomi Wilkinson  (Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature)

2.30pm — 5pm Tim Warwood (CBBC’s Wild and Weird)

At-Bristol Planetarium (Millennium Square)

2.15pm – 3.10pm – 360° VR screening of ‘Attenborough & the Giant Dino’ plus talk by award-winning film-maker Charlotte Scott.

Festival Procession

4pm – Procession gathers in Anchor Square and winds its way to the Amphitheatre to embark for Bath at 4.30pm

Keep an eye on this page for updates on celebrity talks and timings, and join our Facebook event to stay up to date.

Getting to the Festival

Whether you’re walking, cycling or catching the bus to the Bristol Festival of Nature, it’s easy to find us!

Catch any First bus to Bristol City Centre using a Bristol Inner Zone Family Day ticket for only £5 (special weekend offer throughout June). This allows up to 5 people (max 2 adults) unlimited travel within Bristol Inner Zone for one day at the weekend. The ticket can be purchased from your driver or from the free First Bus mTickets app. For a map showing all services to Bristol city centre and routes included on the £5 ticket offer visit 

For information on planning your journey visit 

For more information on other single and day tickets available visit 


Looking for information about Bristol accommodation or how to get around the city? Check out the Visit Bristol website or drop in to the Tourist Information Centre.

For the full Festival programme please click here